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Jan 5, 2012 1:35am PST
adults. >> reporter: when carolyn hail counsels young people with cancer at a vanderbilt children's hospital she speaks from experience. 10 years ago at age 13 she complained of back pain. doctors said it was from her backpack but she turned out to have nonhodgkins lymphoma wrapped around her spine. >> they hit you with so many poisonous drugs so much chemotherapy you can't help but feel lifeless. >> reporter: carolyn is part of a largely unknown group in the war on cancer. adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 39 account for 72,000 cans serious every year. unlike other groups their mortality rates have not improved. >> our peers are suffering because there's not been medical advances that have trickled down to our age group. >> reporter: after surviving brain cancer at age 21. matthew zachary founded an organization called stupid cancer. >> young adults get cans serious that are easily screened they get hodgkins czar could ma not detectable cancers. they screen you for hodgkins but there's no such test. by the time you realize what you have symptomly it's too late stage 4. >> rep
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